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Turan, Mehmet Behzat; Koç, Kenan – World Journal of Education, 2019
The puropose of this study is to examine the effect of learning strategies on physical education candidates and their motivation of curiosity and levels of exploration. In accordance with this purpose, the study group is formed by the randomly chosen senior year students of Erciyes, Ömer Halisdemir, Aksaray, Dumlupinar, Gaziantep, Firat, Selçuk,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Preservice Teachers, Learning Strategies, Student Motivation
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Tosuncuoglu, Irfan – English Language Teaching, 2019
The main aim of this research is to investigate learners in higher education in a Turkish context, in terms of motivational components such as "goal orientation," "self efficacy," "intrinsic value," "test anxiety" and self-regulated learning components such as "cognitive strategy usage" and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Metacognition, Learning Strategies, Goal Orientation
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Alkharusi, Hussain Ali; Al Sulaimani, Humaira; Neisler, Otherine – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
Critical thinking is necessary for academic success in higher education. Hence, universities seek various ways to integrate it in the programs to enhance the productivity of their graduates. This study presents the development of a predictive model for critical thinking ability using a combination of background, demographic, and psycho-educational…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Clinton, Virginia – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018
Both quizzes and reflections have been found to benefit student learning, but have been typically compared to passive or superficial controls. The purpose of this quasi-experiment is to test the relative effectiveness of brief quizzes followed by reflections compared to longer quizzes. Participants (N = 218) were introductory psychology students…
Descriptors: Reflection, Quasiexperimental Design, Tests, Academic Achievement
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Costley, Jamie; Lange, Christopher – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
Semi-formal learning is used to describe learning that is directed towards the goals of a formal learning institution but outside of the learning structure of a specific class. Students studying online may form semi-formal groups to increase their knowledge of the content by interacting with other learners taking the same class. This study of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, College Students
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Valencia-Vallejo, Nilson; López-Vargas, Omar; Sanabria-Rodríguez, Luis – Journal of Educators Online, 2018
The present research studies the effects of motivational scaffolding that favor self-efficacy and improve learning achievement in students with different cognitive styles in the Field Dependence/Independence (FDI) dimension, when they interact in an e-learning environment on mathematics. The research has an experimental design with two groups and…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Electronic Learning, Self Efficacy, Cognitive Style
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Arco-Tirado, José L.; Fernández-Martín, Francisco D.; Hernández-Moreno, Nuria – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2018
The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the effectiveness of a Bilingual Mentors Program to develop cognitive, non-cognitive or second language skills on senior and freshmen university students, respectively, from two different Degrees at the University of Granada (Spain). Two Degrees were involved in this project, English Studies provided…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teacher Education, Second Language Learning, Program Effectiveness
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Drysdale, Maureen T. B.; McBeath, Margaret – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
This study examined differences in the psychological constructs of motivation, academic self-efficacy, and learning strategies between higher education students who participated in a work-integrated learning (WIL) programme and those who did not. Undergraduate WIL (n = 1048) and non-WIL (n = 656) students in all years of study and from several…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Self Efficacy, Learning Strategies, College Students
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Jackson, Caesar R. – AERA Open, 2018
This study investigated the validity and reliability of the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ) for minority students enrolled in STEM courses at a historically black college/university (HBCU). Confirmatory factor analysis was used to test the third-order factor structure and to respecify the model. An adequate fit to the study…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Learning Strategies, STEM Education, Black Colleges
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Cakir, Ozlem; Karademir, Tugra; Erdogdu, Funda – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2018
The correlation between distance education motivation levels of students and their online experiences and satisfaction is studied in this paper; and the reasons of their satisfaction and dissatisfaction according to their motivation levels are described. In this study, 183 students, who were taking English and Turkish courses at Ankara University…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Distance Education, Student Motivation
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Luttenberger, Silke; Macher, Daniel; Maidl, Verena; Rominger, Christian; Aydin, Nilüfer; Paechter, Manuela – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
Lecture podcasts are considered an efficient means for passing on learning contents to students, most notably in lectures with large numbers of students. Here, the lecturer's presentation, combined with lecture slides, is recorded and broadcasted in video form. The present study investigates how students organize learning when they have the choice…
Descriptors: College Students, Lecture Method, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices
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Wang, Chih-hsuan; Harrison, Jamie; Cardullo, Victoria; Lin, Xi – Journal of International Students, 2018
One of the major challenges for international students to pursue academic goals in the United States is English language proficiency, which often negatively affects academic success. Even students with confidence in their English language proficiency encounter challenges using English in class. Previous research indicates self-efficacy positively…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Self Efficacy
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Strunk, Kamden K.; Lane, Forrest C.; Mwavita, Mwarumba – Educational Psychology, 2018
Research in the field of time-related academic behaviour (i.e., procrastination and timely engagement) has traditionally been focused on more stable factors, such as personality. Recent research suggests there may be a motivational component to these behaviours. The present study examines whether time-related academic behaviour is stable across…
Descriptors: Time Management, Student Behavior, Student Motivation, Undergraduate Students
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Hayward, Lorna; Ventura, Susan; Schuldt, Hilary; Donlan, Pamela – College Teaching, 2018
Faculty engage in "pedagogical solitude," in which they plan, teach, and assess their work alone. To optimize teaching environments and learning outcomes, students can serve as "student pedagogical teams" (SPT) and provide feedback on instructor performance, course structure, and content. Using self-determination theory, this…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Questionnaires, Self Determination, Metacognition
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Kincal, Remzi Y.; Ozan, Ceyhun – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2018
The aim of the study is to investigate the effects of formative assessment on prospective teachers' academic achievement, attitudes towards educational measurement and self-regulation skills. In the study, quasi-experimental design including non-equivalent pre-test and post-test control group. There are 40 prospective teachers in each one of the…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Preservice Teachers, Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes
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